Bart Ehrmann is a very well-known New Testament scholar, and an atheist. But even though many atheists deny that Jesus is a historical figure, Ehrman is not one of them. He recently wrote a book Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth, that will be released tomorrow (March 20, 2012). Ehrman answers the question in his book affirmatively: yes, Jesus did exist. He may not have been the person as depicted in the gospels, but there is hardly any doubt that he was a historical figure. Although I doubt whether Ehrman’s ideas will pose a challenge to Christian theology (the quest for the historical Jesus is hardly an issue in theology anymore), I am interested in the way he makes his case.
See the trailer for his upcoming book here:
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